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(Free Bings - Special Reader Offer) Bing Go Street Food - 12 Jan 2015

Bing Go - Char Siu Bing

On my second visit to Bing Go Street Food at EnEx 100, I had the char siu pork bing which was really tasty with tender, flavoursome pork, stronger flavours via the Chinese sausage, contrasted against the pickled mustard vegetable, and a delicious sauce to tie it all together. The crepe and all ingredients are soft so the presence of the wantons provide a lovely crunch and textual contrast to each mouthful. The wantons also go perfectly in desserts as in the Shanghai Surprise I ordered. Combined with banana and Nutella, a dusting of icing sugar and whipped cream, it is a rather naughty treat to finish off the meal and left me really full, but very satisfied. . . . → Read More: (Free Bings – Special Reader Offer) Bing Go Street Food – 12 Jan 2015

VizEat - Enjoy A Home Made Meal Anywhere In The World

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VizEat is a global community of people who share home cooked meals with guests. VizEat connects hosts and guests from all over the world to open the doors to hospitality, cuisine, tradition, and culture. Whether you be a traveller in a foreign country or a local in your own city looking for a new experience, VizEat can connect you with a a willing host to provide a meal to cater your dietary needs. Are you interested in being a host? Or a guest around a dinner table in a foreign country you’re visiting? Find out more about VizEat. . . . → Read More: VizEat – Enjoy A Home Made Meal Anywhere In The World

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen - 3 Mar 2015

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen - Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen are a brewery but they also serve quality food without the hefty price tag in a casual relaxed environment. I thoroughly enjoyed the smoked hock terrine which was full of flavour and was complemented by the slightly sweet rhubarb. The sourdough bread helped take the edge off the strong meaty flavour. For dessert, the salted caramel chocolate tart was excellent. The chocolate wasn’t too rich and allowed the salted caramel to shine through. It was paired with honeycomb and a slightly too sweet but tart raspberry ice cream. Excellent meal. Very happy. . . . → Read More: Swings Taphouse & Kitchen – 3 Mar 2015

Leeuwin Estate Restaurant - 3 Mar 2015

Leeuwin Estate - Course 5 - Black Angus Beef

Cuisine: Seafood, Modern Australian, Winery Location: Margaret River

For my final lunch in Margaret River I headed to Leeuwin Estate and chose the 6 course degustation.

 

Course #1 – Amuse Bouche Freshly Shucked Tasmanian Rock Oysters

Leeuwin Estate Restaurant – Amuse Bouche: Tasmanian Rock Oysters

Started with two Tasmanian . . . → Read More: Leeuwin Estate Restaurant – 3 Mar 2015

Morries Anytime - 3 Mar 2015

Morries Anytime - Waffle Sandwich

I really enjoyed Morries waffle sandwich. There were several different elements on the plate and each showed technique. The orange flavour is a theme in this dish and it’s subtle flavour in the orange ice cream and panna cotta complements the other elements. A delicious waffle with Nutella, orange ice cream, and confit orange is a lovely combination along with some sweetness from the maple syrup. The orange panna cotta is rich, creamy, and smooth and very decadent. Who said you have to wait for dessert to enjoy this? Let’s start with breakfast, a delicious feel good meal to start off the day. . . . → Read More: Morries Anytime – 3 Mar 2015

Vasse Felix - 2 Mar 2015

Vasse Felix - Emu Tartare

What a fantastic meal! Enjoying such delicious fare from the second story overlooking the vineyards with excellent service to boot. The emu tartare was one of the best dishes I’ve eaten. Bursting with freshness, moisture, and flavour, this is a superbly executed dish. The pork for mains presented a tender square of pork, allowing the flavours to shine through, the other elements adding seasoning and flavour. The chorizo crumb, dehydrated chorizo mix, and the dense tender octopus provided the dash of salt required. The refreshing sweet cucumber, fennel, and super sweet oven roasted tomato refreshed the palette. The Manchego cheese paired with the blackcurrant jelly was a stroke of genius. The sweet counteracting the hard flavours of the cheese, as too the raisins, what a lovely finish to the meal. . . . → Read More: Vasse Felix – 2 Mar 2015

La Scarpetta - 2 Mar - 2015

La Scarpetta - Open Calzone

La Scarpetta is an Italian restaurant that is also open for breakfast and puts an Italian stamp on the dishes, so you’re not getting the standard breakfast menu you would find elsewhere. I had the open calzone with delicious thick sliced Ciabatta toast. The calzone is a little intense with the strong earthy flavours of the field mushrooms, but the ricotta helps to balance it out a little and the herbs add extra flavour. Lovely breakfast to start the day. . . . → Read More: La Scarpetta – 2 Mar – 2015

Morries Anytime - 1 Mar 2015

Morries Anytime is one of those places open till late where you can grab main dishes, or just go with the tapas menu. I just needed something in between a snack and a main so the Wagyu beef burger from the tapas menu was perfect. Since it’s a tapas item it’s not a full size burger. The burger is a little small but it’s well packed. First bite in and the burger is delicious. I like the brioche bun, the gooey melted Swiss cheese, the crispy bacon, and the perfectly cooked, moist, flavoursome, Wagyu beef patty. This was a really delicious burger and hit the spot. A little pricey though tapas items usually are. . . . → Read More: Morries Anytime – 1 Mar 2015

Voyager Estate - 1 Mar 2015

Voyager Estate - Harvest

What a wonderful journey I was taken on via the Discovery Menu which tells a story via food of the journey from seed to wine. The service, execution, presentation and quality of the dishes was excellent. Each course presented something special and I thoroughly enjoyed each course. Fantastic! . . . → Read More: Voyager Estate – 1 Mar 2015

Arc of Iris - 28 Feb 2015

Arc Of Iris - Deep Fried Camembert

The menu at Arc of Iris takes on a slightly Asian slant. I started with the deep fried camembert which was excellent. A golden brown crispy crumb encasing soft gooey camembert, aided by a sharp salad and the sweetness from the fruit coulis. The twice cooked duck was superb. Lovely sweet Asian sauce with a much too generous serve of super tender duck made for a very filling dish. While the Asian salad and steamed rice helped take the edge of the duck, it’s sheer quantity caused the dish to become a little monotonous. Fantastic dish though. Lastly, the dark chocolate fondant was slightly overdone with no oozing chocolate and was a little dry. However, the lovely flavour of the vanilla ice cream saved the day and provided the perfect partner. For the price, excellent value, excellent food, lovely service in a lovely restaurant. You must book ahead as it’s pretty busy. . . . → Read More: Arc of Iris – 28 Feb 2015

Laundry 43 - 28 Feb 2015

Laundry 43 - Smoked Wagyu Beef Ravioli

Laundry 43 offers patrons a share plate style menu but one can still dine solo. I ordered the special of the day, the smoked Wagyu beef ravioli. The presentation was excellent and the regional produce exuded flavour and freshness along with the delicious meaty sauce. I wasn’t that impressed with the ravioli filling which had a consistency like quiche and contained less Wagyu beef than I was expecting. The meaty Wagyu flavour was also overpowered by the sourness of the pickling juices of the onions. The ravioli was a lovely consistency and service was very friendly. For the price, I expected a little more and expected to be comfortably full. . . . → Read More: Laundry 43 – 28 Feb 2015

Sushia Izakaya & Bar - 22 Feb 2015

Sushia Izakaya & Bar - Dessert Platter

Sushi offers high quality Japanese fine dining in a lovely setting with excellent service. I really enjoyed the quality and flavour of the food, but felt that the serving size was not commensurate with the price for several dishes. With the Dimmi $50 voucher, it made the dinner closer to value for money. We started off with the chef’s selection of sashimi which is really delicious with a dab of wasabi and soy sauce to kick the night off. I also enjoyed the assorted tempura but prefer a thicker crunchier batter but the juicy prawns were perfectly cooked and full of flavour. The melt in your mouth light golden brown coloured crab balls mixed in that interesting sauce was also delicious. I also particularly liked the flavour of the grill that was imparted into the succulent duck breast with a flavoursome sauce. We also tried the chicken, prawn and Jamon, and beef tongue skewers which were really delicious with the accompanying sauces. And finally, we had the nigiri sushi to round out the mains. For dessert, the dessert platter offers just about every dessert on the menu in a smaller serve which allows you to try each one. They’re all really delicious with the highlight being Sushia’s signature dish, the tofu cheesecake. The mango sorbet, chocolate cubes, and chocolate fondant also rate a special mention. Delicious. . . . → Read More: Sushia Izakaya & Bar – 22 Feb 2015